Hot Springs Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Area

Hot Springs is known as a spa town. Its thriving tourist industry is primarily due to the well known mineral water bubbling up from the numerous underground springs. The horse race track, Oaklawn Park, is also a major tourist attraction. The primary sectors for employment in Hot Springs are education, arts and entrainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, health and social services and retail trade.

Hot Springs has been ranked the third hottest labor market for cities with less than 50,000 jobs by the American City Business Journal. One of the major factors for the ranking is the flourishing tourism industry. According to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Hot Springs is the 12 least expensive urban area to live in when compared to the 311 urban areas that were evaluated. In addition, the average salary in early 2009 was $23,000. For the population over the age of 25 about 11% have a bachelor's degree and about 6% have a graduate degree.

The most popular occupations in Hot Springs which are typically filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, social and human service assistants, medical and health services managers and pharmacists. The jobs which are more common in Hot Springs than most of the nation's other cities are aircraft mechanics and service technicians, sheet metal workers, structural metal fabricators and fitters, cabinet makers and bench carpenters.

Shown below are the major employers in Hot Springs:

  • St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
  • Walmart
  • National Park Medical Center
  • Oaklawn Park
  • City of Hot Springs
  • Hot Springs School District
  • Southwest Hotels
  • Delta Plastics
  • Kroger's
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Chem-Fab Corporation/ Related Co's
  • Garland County
  • Abilities Unlimited
  • Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center
  • National Park Community College
  • Alliance Rubber
  • Window Mart
  • Alumna-Weld Inc DBA Xpress Boats
  • Hi-Tech Compact

Business organizations offering assistance to Hot Springs companies:

The Sentinel-Record provides information about the current business activities in Hot Springs.

Jobs in Hot Springs

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations35850$36,200$17.4100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5240$31,200$1513.75
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4930$21,580$10.388.7
4Sales and Related Occupations4770$30,860$14.839.5
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3050$67,940$32.665.85
6Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1980$35,690$17.163.75
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1900$28,950$13.926.7
8Personal Care and Service Occupations1820$23,090$11.14.65
9Retail Salespersons1770$26,860$12.912.7
10Production Occupations1760$33,010$15.875.6
11Management Occupations1610$70,420$33.866.35
12Healthcare Support Occupations1600$25,980$12.492.85
13Education, Training, and Library Occupations1520$44,570$21.436
14Construction and Extraction Occupations1480$33,870$16.284.6
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1420$25,830$12.423.6
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1360$19,560$9.42.45
17Cashiers1270$22,290$10.722.2
18Waiters and Waitresses1070$19,620$9.431.65
19Registered Nurses1050$59,130$28.431.95
20Office Clerks, General910$29,400$14.131.9
21Customer Service Representatives730$25,320$12.181.75
22Business and Financial Operations Occupations710$63,270$30.425.35
23Protective Service Occupations700$36,890$17.742.2
24General and Operations Managers670$65,190$31.341.5
25Nursing Assistants670$24,350$11.710.95
26Personal Care Aides630$22,880$111.7
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers610$26,370$12.681.25
28Cooks, Restaurant590$22,630$10.880.9
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners590$24,760$11.91.5
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers510$41,000$19.710.95
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General490$28,400$13.660.9
32Community and Social Service Occupations470$43,380$20.861.75
33Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses440$38,410$18.470.5
34First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers430$31,890$15.330.6
35Receptionists and Information Clerks430$27,720$13.330.7
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers410$42,480$20.420.95
37Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products410$48,970$23.550.85
38Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive360$29,520$14.191.4
39Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand350$26,400$12.691.8
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks340$35,690$17.161.05
41Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers320$24,140$11.60.8
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners320$19,480$9.370.9
43Cooks, Fast Food280$20,340$9.780.3
44Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers270$25,620$12.320.75
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers270$36,440$17.520.6
46Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers260$32,770$15.751.2
47Amusement and Recreation Attendants250$21,650$10.410.2
48Architecture and Engineering Occupations240$61,900$29.761.7
49Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$21,680$10.420.3
50Bus Drivers, School or Special Client230$23,270$11.190.3
51Dishwashers230$20,700$9.950.3
52Electricians230$37,580$18.070.45
53Computer and Mathematical Occupations220$57,980$27.883
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics210$35,860$17.240.5
55Counter and Rental Clerks210$23,330$11.210.3
56Construction Laborers200$25,700$12.360.9
57Insurance Sales Agents200$40,290$19.370.3
58Medical and Health Services Managers190$77,460$37.240.3
59Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers190$43,720$21.020.4
60Carpenters180$29,980$14.410.6
61Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations170$36,330$17.471.8
62Machinists170$37,450$18.010.2
63Medical Assistants170$30,310$14.570.45
64Industrial Machinery Mechanics160$39,390$18.940.2
65Pharmacy Technicians160$28,660$13.780.3
66First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers150$51,360$24.690.3
67Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists150$19,610$9.430.4
68Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop150$20,520$9.870.3
69Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks150$22,640$10.890.15
70Pharmacists150$115,540$55.550.2
71Dental Assistants140$33,490$16.10.2
72Driver/Sales Workers140$24,520$11.790.3
73First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers140$49,000$23.560.4
74Nonfarm Animal Caretakers140$23,310$11.210.2
75Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators140$32,300$15.530.25
76Tellers140$26,340$12.660.25
77Food Preparation Workers130$24,120$11.60.5
78Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers130$20,010$9.620.1
79Legal Occupations130$52,280$25.130.8
80Medical Secretaries120$35,430$17.030.4
81Postal Service Mail Carriers120$53,370$25.660.2
82Accountants and Auditors110$62,280$29.940.9
83First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers110$41,260$19.840.4
84Radiologic Technologists110$48,850$23.490.1
85Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors110$51,010$24.530.2
86Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers110$29,360$14.120.3
87Billing and Posting Clerks100$34,050$16.370.3
88Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians100$43,980$21.150.2
89Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations100$58,820$28.280.8
90Physical Therapists100$86,860$41.760.2
91Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters90$30,850$14.830.1
92Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other90$27,680$13.310.1
93Packers and Packagers, Hand90$21,740$10.450.4
94Bartenders80$20,060$9.640.4
95Business Operations Specialists, All Other80$57,320$27.560.7
96Computer User Support Specialists80$31,990$15.380.4
97Financial Managers80$89,250$42.910.4
98First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers80$31,230$15.020.2
99Loan Officers80$85,300$41.010.2
100Medical Records and Health Information Technicians80$34,260$16.470.1
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Hot Springs Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,20035,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,2005,240
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,5804,930
Sales and Related Occupations$30,8604,770
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,9403,050
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$35,6901,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,9501,900
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,0901,820
Retail Salespersons$26,8601,770
Production Occupations$33,0101,760
Management Occupations$70,4201,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,9801,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,5701,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,8701,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,8301,420
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,5601,360
Cashiers$22,2901,270
Waiters and Waitresses$19,6201,070
Registered Nurses$59,1301,050
Office Clerks, General$29,400910
Customer Service Representatives$25,320730
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,270710
Protective Service Occupations$36,890700
General and Operations Managers$65,190670
Nursing Assistants$24,350670
Personal Care Aides$22,880630
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,370610
Cooks, Restaurant$22,630590
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,760590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,000510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$28,400490
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,380470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,410440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,890430
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,720430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$42,480410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,970410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,520360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,400350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,690340
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$24,140320
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,480320
Cooks, Fast Food$20,340280
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,620270
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,440270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$32,770260
Amusement and Recreation Attendants$21,650250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,900240
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$21,680240
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$23,270230

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,20035,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,2005,240
Sales and Related Occupations$30,8604,770
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,9403,050
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$35,6901,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,9501,900
Retail Salespersons$26,8601,770
Production Occupations$33,0101,760
Management Occupations$70,4201,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,9801,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,5701,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,8701,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,8301,420
Registered Nurses$59,1301,050
Office Clerks, General$29,400910
Customer Service Representatives$25,320730
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,270710
Protective Service Occupations$36,890700
General and Operations Managers$65,190670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,370610
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,000510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$28,400490
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,380470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,410440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,890430
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,720430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$42,480410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,970410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,520360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,400350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,690340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,620270
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,440270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$32,770260
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,900240
Electricians$37,580230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$57,980220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,860210
Construction Laborers$25,700200
Insurance Sales Agents$40,290200
Medical and Health Services Managers$77,460190
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$43,720190
Carpenters$29,980180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$36,330170
Machinists$37,450170
Medical Assistants$30,310170
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$39,390160
Pharmacy Technicians$28,660160
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$51,360150
Pharmacists$115,540150

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